Topic : Gels

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inhibition layer

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A gooey layer on freshly cured artificial nails that is caused when oxygen prevents proper surface curing.

Keywords: chemicals   Gels  

gels

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Pre-mixed monomers that are hardened or cured to polymers by either UV or visible light; can be used as an overlay with tips or on natural nails, to sculpt a nail, or to provide a final layer to acrylic for a shiny, impervious layer.

Keywords: chemicals   colored gels   Gels   UV top coats  

enhancement

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A term for artificial nails preferred (over “artificial nails”) by many nail professionals; can refer to acrylics, gels, wraps, or tips.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   Gels   wraps  

custom blending

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The practice of combining either different nail polishes, paints, or acrylic powders to create a unique color or look for a client.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   colored gels   Gels  

curing agent

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance used to dry or harden adhesives, wraps, no-light gels, acrylics, and UV light gels; all types of systems require a curing agent.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   curing   Gels   wraps  

acrylates

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Family of monomers used in light-curing gel products.

Keywords: chemicals   Gels  

accelerator

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance added or applied to an adhesive/coating to promote, speed, or control the curing (hardening) process; different from catalysts in that accelerators take part in the chemical reaction.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   curing   Gels  

Sally Hansen Merges Gel Polish with Nail Decals

November 16, 2012  | News

Sally Hansen's newest product, InstaGel Strips, combines a gel mani with adhesive nail decals.

Keywords: decals   Gels   Sally Hansen   UV lights  

Day 332: Gel Drip Nail Art

November 15, 2012  | 

Rosa Vargas, Palm Springs, FL

Keywords: abstract nail art   Gels   logo nail art  

Day 325: Glitter Tips Nail Art

November 15, 2012  | 

Liz Hill, Eugene, Ore.

Keywords: French nail art   Gels   glitter   trendy nail art  

CND Additives Drip Technique

November 14, 2012  | 

 I love seeing what other nail professionals are doing. Don’t you? It is so inspiring to see different ideas, techniques, and colors. When I ran across this drip technique photo done by CND Education Ambassador Melody

Keywords: Gels   Nail Art   tech-to-tech sharing  

Troubleshooter: Classic Gel French - Part 3 of 4 - Applying White

November 14, 2012  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Thao Nguyen shows how to apply the white gel in the third step of a classic French gel manicure.


Classic Gel French Part 1 | Classic Gel French Part 2 | Classic Gel French Part 4

 

Keywords: French manicures   Gels   Troubleshooter  

CND Additives Drip Technique

November 14, 2012  | Video

The FingerNailFixer shows you a new drip technique she learned from a fellow educator using CND Additives, Shellac, and 99% Isopropyl Alcohol.

Keywords: CND   Gels   Holly Schippers   Nail Art  

Troubleshooter: Classic Gel French - Part 2 of 4 - Applying Pink

November 7, 2012  | Video

In this video from the NAILS Troubleshooter series, Thao Nguyen shows how to apply the pink gel in the second step of a classic French gel manicure.


Classic Gel French Part 1 | Classic Gel French Part 3 | Classic Gel French Part 4

 

Keywords: French manicures   gel troubleshooting   Gels   Troubleshooter  

Getting Caught Up With Nikki

November 5, 2012  | 

I have missed another week of posting to the blog. I am so sorry. I have been so swamped — but in a good way! School, kids, life, baseball, cheer… I could go on and on.

Keywords: acrylics   Gels   student issues  

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